Sunday Streets Bayview
Mary 3rd, 2020 | 11:00am – 4:00pm
In 2020, a brand-new route comes to the Bayview, with open streets for all on Oakdale, Revere, Lane, Keith, Carroll, Ingalls, Bancroft and Arelious Walker. Though the Bayview has been part of Sunday Streets since its inception in 2008, this year marks the first time the route is dedicated exclusively to the neighborhood.
Sunday Streets Bayview aims to connect residents from Huntersview and Alice Griffith housing to neighborhood parks and the commercial corridor, help new and old Bayview residents find convenient shopping destinations, and engage diverse local organizations, small businesses, residents, and faith communities by coming to their front door.
The car-free route will link residential streets with neighborhood hubs, including George Carver Elementary, the Bayview Opera House/Mendell Plaza, Martin Luther King Park, and Alice Griffith Apartments.
The ethnically diverse Bayview has the highest percentage of multi-generational homes in San Francisco. Many were built during the WWII Navy Shipyard boom that attracted thousands of Black families from the south. Home first to heavy industries such as shipbuilding, locomotive manufacturing, slaughterhouses, food production and power and water plants, the Bayview that formed the backbone of San Francisco’s infrastructure.
Today, the Bayview is still home to the largest Black community in the city, with a vibrant mix of family-owned coffee houses, legacy businesses, art studios, soul food, up-and-coming micro-breweries and community gardens – plus incredible views and the warmest, sunniest weather in the city.
Walk, bike or catch the T (the city’s first new light rail line in more than half a century) which will run throughout the day. Discover local small businesses with the Sunday Streets Explore Local Guide and new Common Cents Passport Program, available at the Sunday Streets information booth and participating stores, plus visit the Market Square featuring local vendors.
TRANSIT & LIVABILITY
Established in 2007, commuters board the T Third Street on elevated platforms. The city’s newest light rail line may be extended to Caltrain‘s Bayshore Station (to which it was originally planned to run) and, in the other direction, to North Beach via Chinatown Central Subway alignment.
A new community hub is in the works: The Southeast Community Facility will provide educational, job training, child care and social services programs to the Bayview on land owned by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.
The $8.63 million Bayview Community-Based Transportation Plan includes improving the T Third Street’s service, increasing bus service, greater SFMTA oversight and accountability, and more. The finalized plan will be released in early 2020.
DID YOU KNOW?
IN 2002, neighbors began gardening in a median strip on the 1700 block of Quesada Avenue. Today, the lush Quesada Gardens is a lush oasis featuring trees, vines and flowers as well as edible fruits and vegetables.
Established in 1959 and closed in 2019, Sam Jordan’s Bar and Grill was the oldest African American Bar in San Francisco, founded by activist, boxer and “Mayor of Butchertown” Sam Jordan. Jordan became the first African American to run for mayor in 1963.
Get ready for the The Blue Greenway, a multi-City agency effort to create an interconnected system of trails and parks on San Francisco’s southeast waterfront. When completed, the Greenway will include 13 miles of waterfront parks and trails running from AT&T Park south to Candlestick Point.
Candlestick Point, home to former stadium Candlestick Park, where the Giants and 49ers once played, is set to undergro a massive renovation. A new mixed-use neighborhood — including 3,189 affordable homes, retail and offices — is under construction on the 280-acre property. Other nearby projects and plans include updates to the SFPUC’s Southeast Treatment Plant and the Bayview Industrial Triangle Zoning Plan, which expires in June of 2020.